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Abstract #5092

Effects of Fat Saturation on T2* Quantification

Michael Carl1, Amin Nazaran2, Jiang Du2, and Graeme M Bydder2

1GE Healthcare, San Diego, CA, United States, 2UCSD, CA, United States

The T2 relaxation of MRI signals is an important parameter in assessment of pathology. Here we analyze the effects that Fat Saturation pulses of various bandwidths have on the values of T2 quantification. We found that Fat Saturation can have a notable effect on the measured T2 values of multi-component tissues. Since the dispersion is less for smaller FS bandwidths, longer FS pulses can help to minimize the effects.

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